Several threatening phone calls: bomb threats against public health offices in several States

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate, there have been bomb threats against public health offices. The backgrounds are according to the au

Several threatening phone calls: bomb threats against public health offices in several States

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate, there have been bomb threats against public health offices. The backgrounds are according to the authorities, information, as yet, unclear.

The health authority in the Westphalian town of Olpe was temporarily vacated, as the police announced on Saturday. Police forces and a bomb-sniffing dog searched the building in which the rescue coordination centre of the circle is located. After the search late on Friday evening, no explosives found, was released in the building. The police initiated against the anonymous caller was a criminal case.

Also in Cologne, was threatened on Friday evening by telephone with a bomb. The call was not a serious threat assessed, said a police spokesman on Saturday. Routinely, the state identified protection. The data suggest that similar threats are to be dealt with also in other cities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Details were not initially known.

30 local residents had taken the precaution of their homes

In middle Franconia exit led to two similar calls in the night to Saturday operations. In Ansbach is a threat to the health office, the police announced. Around 30 residents had taken the precaution of leaving your home. The officials found during the search neither suspicious objects, suspicious people.

In Nuremberg on Friday night also made a threatening call to the police. This was against a residential and business house. Police cordoned off the building and searched the rooms. "Currently, it is checked whether there is a connection between the events in Ansbach and Nuremberg," said a spokesman.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 10:19

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